Posted: May 19, 2014 10:00 AM
 
Go back in time when you head back to the beach. These pin-up style bathing suits are sexy without baring all.
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If you're comfortable in a bikini, work it. If you'd rather wear a one-piece to the beach, we've got you covered. But not too covered. These retro bathing suits are inspired by pin-up art, a style made iconic by painter Alberto Vargas in the 1940s. Swimsuits inspired by vintage styles are naturally contouring, and many offer plenty of support for larger cup sizes. These suits give swim season a flirty edge — but they're still family-friendly.

Polka-dot halter

PRICE: Modcloth, $90

Retro inspired swimsuits- Polka-dot halter

Floral one-piece

PRICE: Modcloth, $120

Retro inspired swimsuits- Floral one-piece

A sweetheart neckline and a supportive halter top make this polka-dotted one-piece the perfect suit for sexy curves.

This plus-size one-piece breaks all the rules when it comes to stripes, and we love it. Dainty flowers and flirty ruffles complete the cute look.

Belted halter

PRICE: ASOS, $53

Retro inspired swimsuits- Belted halter

Keyhole neckline suit

PRICE: Modcloth, $90

Retro inspired swimsuits- Keyhole neckline suit

Unexpected colors and a dainty print give this sweet belted halter swimsuit a retro look.

An adorable pink bow gives this straightforward black one-piece swimsuit plenty of flirty character.

Patriotic one-piece

PRICE: Modcloth, $112

Retro inspired swimsuits- Patriotic one-piece

Bathing beauty

PRICE: Modcloth, $90

Retro inspired swimsuits- Bathing beauty swimsuit

Red, white and blue give this vintage-inspired one piece the perfect summer style. It's cute without being too costumey.

This top-rated retro swimsuit flatters a variety of figures. The rich wine shade really stands out at the pool.

Striped swimdress

PRICE: ASOS, $80

Retro inspired swimsuits- Striped swimdress

Boyshort one-piece

PRICE: Shabby Apple, $64

Retro inspired swimsuits- Boyshort one-piece

Not into a bikini on your bottom? This striped swimdress has the sexiness of a miniskirt and all the coverage you want.

This striped one-piece with boyshort bottoms has adorable details, including flattering faux-pockets.

Low-back one-piece

PRICE: Modcloth, $118

Retro inspired swimsuits- Low-back one-piece

Black one-piece

PRICE: Shabby Apple, $82

Retro inspired swimsuits- Black one-piece

Love your back? This cute one-piece shows off your neckline, as well as your back and backside. We love the retro polka dots.

Underwire support makes this black one-piece an essential for women who need a little support up top. The ruffles flatter at the hips.

Navy halter

PRICE: Figleaves, $78

Retro inspired swimsuits- Navy halter

Strapless swimsuit

PRICE: Figleaves, $42

Retro inspired swimsuits- Strapless swimsuit

This 1950s-style charmer has a skirted front and a full backside. The detailed top on this navy halter suit flatters smaller bust lines.

Go strapless or add the adjustable straps for an active day at the beach in this polka dot swimsuit that's perfect for fun summer gatherings.

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